Porcelain dish. The dish has a fine eggshell body. There are two carp swimming amongst water weeds in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior, and rose-pink enamel on the exterior. The base is glazed.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 26 millimetres
- Diameter: 137 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with two carp swimming among water weeds
Chinese people regard paired fish as a rebus (visual pun) for abundance as the words for both fish 魚 and abundance 餘, are pronounced yu.
Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Republican period, about AD 1912–1949
PDF card: From the Liddell & Elphinstone Collections. Dominic Jellinek. Bluett & Sons Archive. May 30th 1929. The Liddell Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain. No.121: £45.
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Object reference number: RRC39225
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